Retail Sales – Retail Sales Manager Trainee – Furniture Sales
Furniture Row - Erie, CO

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Make Yourself More Comfortable™ is more than just our sales slogan; it describes your sales career with us. As a Retail Sales Manager Trainee with Sofa Mart, you will have an opportunity to succeed like no other. For Sofa Mart, it’s not about where you went to school or your previous role; if you have the drive and competitiveness to succeed as a Sales Associate, you will move beyond retail sales and customer service into store management. You have the opportunity to join Sofa Mart as a Manager Trainee in this entry level opportunity today and have your passion for sales and customer service be rewarded tomorrow. Join Sofa Mart today and make your career more comfortable!

Job Responsibilities

A Sofa Mart customer experience is different than any other furniture store. Our customers tell us we have created a friendly environment without high pressure. As a Sales Representative, you will be selling one of the largest selections of affordable leather and upholstered furniture that lasts. While sales and marketing are the keys to your Manager Trainee success, you will also:

Greet and assist customers ascertaining their furniture wants and needs and answering their questions
Consistently seek and understand new product information
Set and achieve personal sales goals
Provide customer service by presenting pricing, preparing sales contracts, and processing transactions in POS and inventory systems
Place orders and locate stock
Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment, exchanges, and store security
Participate in non-selling functions such as light janitorial duties, merchandising and display

Many organizations let you sink or swim, but at Furniture Row, we provide you with 2 weeks of training at the store level with store managers. Once you’ve proven your ability to succeed, we then provide you with additional management leadership training to help further your career.


If you bring the passion and the drive, Furniture Row will provide you with the furniture training and knowledge you need to educate customers and successfully close sales. Furniture Row provides you with the knowledge to understand the difference between Shaker and Contemporary styles, and how to discuss the differences in style, quality, and competitors with your customers. Beyond the furniture knowledge, Furniture Row gives you keys to succeed as a Retail Sales Manager Trainee. Furniture Row has developed sales techniques that you can profit from, as demonstrated by our success over the last 30 years. You just need to bring your desire to succeed, integrity, commitment and drive to Furniture Row Sofa Mart today. In addition to your persistence and an ability to influence others, our Manager Trainees at Sofa Mart share:

An enduring desire to achieve, work hard and be coachable
Enthusiasm for retail - this is a career, not just a job
Salesmanship - the burning desire to win while remaining humble and supporting the team

To join the Furniture Row Sofa Mart team as a Manager Trainee you will need to be:

Willing to work non-traditional business hours including nights, weekends and holidays
Proficient in Point of Sales (POS) systems and Merchandise Inventory Systems (MIS)
Comfortable working with customers; customer service experience preferred, not required

Success at Furniture Row doesn’t have any one background or experience. Successful sales manager trainees have come from entry level, retail, marketing, customer service, hospitality, auto sales, real estate, insurance, warehouse, and food service positions, yet they all share a drive to succeed and the opportunity to be rewarded for their individual performance.


Your sales success determines your financial success, so during your training period you will receive training pay. While we provide the safety net of minimum wage, you are the type of individual who doesn’t worry about a commission structure because you know you are going to succeed. Additionally, since we don’t flood the sales floor with sales representatives, you will have more than ample customer service opportunities. While your primary compensation is commission earnings based on your gross sales revenue, we also provide:

Medical and dental benefits
Paid vacation
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

As a member of the Sofa Mart team, your performance opens opportunities for additional cash rewards and, if you are open to relocation, the opportunity to advance to other roles, including store management.

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